April 20, 2018

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Fosseway Garden Centre extension passed despite objections -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Food at Webbs at Wychbold garden centre wins Farm Shop & Deli Award -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Garden centres hope for better weather after Easter washout -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Abbots Leigh garden centre café reopens -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley ‘will remain open’ -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Haskins Garden Centres choose charities for the year -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Gardman Service Update -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Garden centres pray for better weather as sales slide -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Garden centre manager stole more than £30,000 from family business -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Strikes fire: Garden centre to reopen ‘as soon as possible’ -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hayes Garden World increases revenue 110% thanks to temporary structure -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Owner of Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley goes into administration -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

‘Major damage’ in Stokesley garden centre fire -

Monday, April 9, 2018

Bents raises over £22k for Alzheimer’s Society -

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Notcutts celebrates success at its own annual conference and awards dinner -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Magical Hydrangeas launched into the UK with The Little Botanical -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Garden centre gifts £650 worth of plants to the Martlets Hospice -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

North-east garden centre named one of the best in UK -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Gold found in stream at Cardwell Garden Centre -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Christmas department at Haskins Garden Centres now open due to high demand -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

MPM Products seeks £50 million funding

Pet food manufacturer MPM Products, producer of the Applaws range of products, has appointed advisers to seek additional funding as it targets sales of £50m within two years. The Macclesfield firm, which makes dog and cat food, has has enlisted the help of the Manchester office of PwC. In the year to the end of 2012, it achieved 56 per cent growth to post sales of more than £17m and underlying pre-tax profits of £1.8m. Managing director Julian Bambridge told the Manchester Evening News the firm is on course to post earnings of more than £3m on a £27m turnover…

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HS Hommers: Pot and Cut trees

Pot & Cut selection to match the best!  As the Christmas season approaches, HS Hommers are already delivering top quality material to garden centres across the U.K. HS Hommers are one of the few plant suppliers to visit a number of different plantations across Denmark and Belgium each year. This ensures that the quality and appearance of the Christmas Trees they supply is perfect in every way. A mix of both Pot and Cut trees are available for the coming season which enables the nursery to provide either profile of these trees as required. Many clients stick with their preferred…

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Doff Portland: growing share in lawn & pest control

Doff Portland, a leading UK manufacturer of insecticides, weed killers and garden care products, has undergone a major rebrand as part of its strategy to grow its share of the residential lawn and pest control market. Heading up the brand overhaul is a new-look logo, which will feature on all 150 products that will continue to be manufactured in the firm’s Nottingham factory, where the items have been formulated for its entire 65 year history. The new look branding is extremely crisp and bright, enabling it to stand out against competitive items. Each product has been carefully designed with the…

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Pop-up POS keeps you ahead of the crowd!

Retailers currently seeing sales patterns change daily can now make use of a quick to assemble indoor point of sale (Pop-up POS) product designed to help with their fast moving environment. Floramedia’s Indoor Pillar has an interior pop-up system with a collapsible inner panel. This makes it easy and quick to set up and to dismantle. Nick Mathias, Managing Director of Floramedia, which is based in Colchester, said: “This product has been designed with retailers in mind who have multiple stores. The Indoor Pillar is an ideal display as it pops up and can be folded down flat and stored or transported…

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Solus launches new garden nation brand

Solus

Solus Garden & Leisure has made a major investment in its garden leisure and décor business with the launch of a new brand, Garden Nation. With the strapline ‘Outdoors, inspired’, Garden Nation brings together Solus’s previous Camelot and Adorn brands alongside a host of new products designed to capture the growing market for colourful, personal spaces outdoors. “Garden Nation celebrates the great British relationship with the garden, our love of gardening and enjoying our own bit of the great outdoors,” said Dean Winters, head of décor and leisure brands at Solus. “Garden Nation combines some of the bestsellers from our…

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Mr Fothergill’s Eggcup Animals ideal as fun gifts for Christmas

Mr Fothergill's

Eye-catching grow kits in the caricature form of various animals is the latest fun idea from Mr Fothergill’s to encourage youngsters to take an interest in growing from seed.  The ceramic eggcup-style planters are known as Munakuppi (Finnish for ‘eggcup’) Hair Grow Kits – and with a retail price of just £3.95 they would make ideal stocking fillers for children of all ages.  They are also suitable for giving and growing at any time of year. Each Munakuppi includes two sachets of seed – basil for short hair and ryegrass for long hair – plus compost and growing instructions, so…

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Furniture and BBQs fly off GCA garden centres’ shelves

GCA

THE GARDEN Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) results for July (2013) revealed people were continuing to make the most of the sunshine by improving their outdoor living spaces. Barbecues and furniture sales were up 72.75% for the month as compared to July 2012. The category now stands at 12.22% up for the year to date. Peter Burks, Chairman of the GCA, explained: “July was the fourth consecutive month of good sales for our member garden centres, with overall sales up 14.61% up as compared to the same period last year. The overall year to date figure now stands…

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Wilkinson Sword scoops GIMA Award

Wilkinson Sword’s RazorCut Comfort Pruners were winners at the recent GIMA awards held in London, scooping the Garden Tools, Machinery and Implements prize. The RazorCut range is brand new for 2013 and features four options: medium and large bypass, anvil and pruning snips. Each pruner is lightweight and extra strong and has a convenient ‘squeeze me’ opening mechanism. Yvonne Weaving from EP Barrus said: “We are extremely proud of the new RazorCut Comfort range and it has been selling in-store very successfully alongside the professional RazorCut Pro range. “We are delighted to have won the garden tools category of the…

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Old Mucker launches unique collection of garden fertilisers

Old Mucker

AN INNOVATIVE new Somerset company, Old Mucker, recently (July, 2013) unveiled a unique collection of natural garden fertilisers at an invitation-only event. Deborah White, founder of Somerset-based Old Mucker, launched the products at a venue near Taunton to more than 50 guests. Deborah said: “It was very exciting to be able to officially launch our new garden fertilisers, which come in hessian bags designed for suspending into watering cans. “Each bag is filled with one of four different dried products for specific areas of the garden. The bag is steeped in the can overnight, making a nutrient rich ‘tea’, which…

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The path to contentment starts with the Fiskars XL Leaf rake

Fiskars

Let’s face it, there is no shortage of rakes on the market but the Fiskars XL Garden leaf rake offers so much more than just a fine looking tool. In simple terms, it’s huge and for consumers keen to minimise the task of leaf clearing, it’s the best rake for the job. New to the UK, the XL Garden Leaf rake is already the best selling Fiskars leaf rake in France and it’s certain to be a successful addition to the UK garden sector. With 27 variable tines spanning an impressive 65 cm, the plastic head has just the right…

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